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Micro Insurance Matters January 2009 available

The latest issue of Micro Insurance Matters includes following news:

Brandon Matthews of Zurich Insurance Company holds the floor in our “Industry Opinion” section; Brandon sets out his views on why profit should be seen as an important part of any microinsurance product;

Details of the latet products; this edition features a new micro housing insurance which has just been launched in the Philippines;

An interview with Mr Kumar who is the CEO of SHARE Microfin on his views about health insurance;

The work of Microfinance Opportunities in relation to client education through the use of comic books is featured.

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Innovation Flash Nr. 2 available

The next issue of the newsletter from the ILO's Microinsurance Innovation Facility is available now. In this issue, you'll find information on our activities -- innovation grants, technical assistance and research -- as well as news on the sector, publications and jobs opportunities.

This newsletter is available in English, French and Spanish.

The Demand for Microinsurance in Rural Ghana

The Demand for Microinsurance in Rural Ghana: Household Survey Report on the Anidaso Policy of the Gemini Life Insurance Company (GLICO)

L. Giesber, December 2008, German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

This report on demand for microinsurance in rural Ghana is based on a household survey undertaken in February 2008 in the Central Region. It is a pilot study conducted by the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA). The survey examines risk management strategies and demand for microinsurance of low-income households in Africa.

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